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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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  Posted 05 November 2018 - 12:29 AM

Democrats Are Desperate For A Job-Killing, Cost-Increasing Carbon Tax — They Just Won't Tell You

Washington Examiner
by Rep. Steve Scalise & Grover Norquist
November 05, 2018 12:00 AM

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Thanks to Republican reforms like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Americans across this country are keeping more of their hard-earned dollars and business is booming. Just this month, America was named the world’s most competitive economy. Clearly, keeping taxes low and empowering Americans and businesses works.

But as we head into Election Day, Democrats have been united in their calls for new tax hikes. Not only do they hope to take more from your hard-earned paychecks, Democrats have long looked at energy taxes as a way to fund their big-government agenda.

Not only would this raise the cost of energy for families across this country, it would place an incredible burden on small businesses and kill jobs in the energy sector.

This summer, I, Rep. Steve Scalise, introduced a resolution calling on all members of Congress to stand against a job-killing carbon tax. Most Republican members of Congress voted for this resolution, saying they would never, ever, ever, vote for carbon tax. Democrats flat-out voted against this resolution either in a sign of their support for such a tax or to publicly leave the door open.

This vote highlighted the contrast between the two parties on energy taxes. While the official Democratic platform endorses a carbon tax, the official Republican platform states unequivocally, “We oppose any carbon tax.” Voters now know where their elected representatives stand on an energy tax that would raise the cost of gasoline, home heating and air conditioning, and everyday goods at the grocery store.

Politically, the carbon tax has been viewed by many Democrats as a costless form of “oil and coal are bad” virtue signaling when they are in the minority. Under President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled House and Senate, there was no obvious attempt to pass a carbon tax. In 2009, House Democrats passed a more hidden energy tax, a “cap and trade” scheme. Sixty-three House Democrats lost their jobs in the 2010 election.

Democrats know the energy tax is a political loser and behind closed doors will acknowledge as much. In 2015, a carbon tax memo prepared for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton concluded that a carbon tax would be devastating to low-income households.

“As with the increase in energy costs, the increase in the cost of non-energy goods and services would disproportionately impact low income households,” the memo states. “The cost of other household goods and services would increase as well as companies pass forward the higher energy costs paid to produce those goods and services on to consumers.”

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 01:04 AM

As always, Democrats not only have ruinous policies, they know they'll be ruinous, so they keep their intentions "behind closed doors" until it's too late.

Democrats.Are.Scum.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:53 AM

Democraps- American Taliban
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:39 AM

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Democrats know the energy tax is a political loser and behind closed doors will acknowledge as much. In 2015, a carbon tax memo prepared for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton concluded that a carbon tax would be devastating to low-income households.

This is where they can increase the welfare benefits, making them grateful and feeling indebted to their benefactors, the Democrats.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:16 AM

The only, and I mean ONLY reason the Dems and the rest of the world's proggies love AGW is it gives them a reason to tax more people at higher rate. The Romans had it right, who profits?
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